Thursday, 27 September 2018 06:13

CBCP releases prayer for teachers

 

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released a prayer for Filipino educators to be read in masses on September 29 and 30.

“The CBCP asks that the special prayer be recited in the anticipated masses on Sept. 29 and in all Sunday masses on Sept. 30,” according to CBCPNews post.

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Also according to the post, the prayer was released on September 21, two weeks before the “World Teachers” Day on October 5. The occasion also marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that recognizes the right to education as a social right and a responsibility.

With the theme, “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,” the celebration aims to remind the global community that the right to education cannot be achieved without the right to be trained and be qualified teachers.

The release of the prayer for Filipino educators is also in celebration of the National Teachers’ Month that calls for the teachers to be blessed by God, and asks to “inspire them to touch the future.”

“They influence how big a dream we dream for ourselves,” part of the prayer reads.

 

Here’s the full text of the prayer:

A PRAYER FOR TEACHERS

Giver of All Wisdom, Greatest of all Teachers,
Look upon our teachers with love

Grant them the resolve,
To nurture our eager minds
And to never give up on us who fall behind

Bless their hearts
For they rejoice when we succeed
And encourage us when we fail

Endow them with gentle patience
For the path of learning is never easy

Kindly a spirit of passion in them
It is the flame that ignites the love of learning in us

Help them see the potential in each student
Their belief in us means much more that the grade we make

Instill in them a commitment to keep on learning
It shows us to not fear new knowledge and experiences

Inspire them to touch the future
They influence how big a dream we dream for ourselves

Bless our teachers who have come before for their work endures to this day

Let the light of Your example shine upon all teachers:

To build up with their words
To love with their mind
To share with their heart

Amen.

 

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